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Glenn Bartley

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Common Loon
« on: October 09, 2012, 11:28:14 AM »

Still processing the backlog of images from the past few years. I came across this one from last spring that I thought I would share...



Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Lens: EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x

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Re: Common Loon
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 12:40:25 PM »

Beautiful. Thank you.  I can almost hear the North Woods/Lake Country.

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Re: Common Loon
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 02:20:49 PM »

Lovely! And one of my favorite birds. I'll never forget the first one I ever saw -- and heard -- hiking many years ago in a remote part of New Brunswick, having come upon a small lake. I heard that eerie call and had no idea what it could be or where it was coming from, until I finally spotted the loon far out on the lake.

Every time I see ot hear one of these again I get the same thrill. Thanks for sharing this beautiful shot.
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Re: Common Loon
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 08:48:37 PM »

The combination of sharpness and softness in this shot is wonderful. Your bird shots are all spectacular!
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Re: Common Loon
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 12:43:48 AM »

I think this is my favorite of the images you've posted in the past few months. The water looks otherworldly.

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Re: Common Loon
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 01:44:39 PM »

Great shot!  Composition is fine, detail is wonderful, and the 500 with the 1.4 gives great selective focus.
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Re: Common Loon
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 02:15:25 PM »

Really nice shot.  There is some sort of vertical line artifact in the reflection that passes near the reflection of the eye. I can't imagine what caused it, but I find it distracting. 
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Re: Common Loon
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 08:13:58 PM »

Really nice shot.  There is some sort of vertical line artifact in the reflection that passes near the reflection of the eye. I can't imagine what caused it, but I find it distracting. 

Simply reflection from the eye of the bird!
Beeaautiful.

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Re: Common Loon
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 09:36:08 PM »

I enjoy the milkiness of the background contrasting with the clarity/sharpness of the bird. Well done.
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